Infant kidnapped in hospital found alive 18 years later

Kamiyah Mobley was taken on July 10, 1998 hours after being born from University Medical Center, which is now UF Health Jacksonville.

Mobley, now 18, was found in Walterboro, South Carolina, living under a different name that was established through fradulent documents subitted shortly after she was taken from her mother.

After discovering the truth about Gloria's secret, 18-long years later, Kamiyah was finally reunited with her birth parents on Saturday (15 January) at a police station in Walterboro, in SC.

Officials said any contact between Kamiyah and her biological family in Jacksonville will be up to her as she is an adult, officials said. She was just 8-hours-old when a mysterious woman snuck her out of a hospital.

Recent tips, including Kamiyah's own inclination, led authorities to Walterboro, S.C., where a DNA test was carried out, Sheriff Williams said.

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"She appears to be a healthy, normal 18-year-old woman", Williams said during a press conference.

In the end, Aiken is hopeful and happy Manigo was reunited with her biological family.

Kamiyah Mobley was taken from her mother at a hospital in Jacksonville, Florida, in 1998.

Gloria Williams, right, was arrested for the suspected kidnapping of Kamiyah Mobley as a baby 18 years ago.

"I told her I was glad to see her and that I loved her", Aiken told reporters afterward.

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"It's stressful to wake up every day, knowing that your child is out there and you have no way to reach her or talk to her", she told the newspaper in 2008. According to WJXT, Ms Mobley's mother, Shanara, was just 16 at the time of her baby's birth.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office announced a major break in an 18-year cold case on Friday.

Gloria Williams is charged with kidnapping and interfering with custody. Sheriff Mike Williams said Mobley's birth family is rejoicing, but how and when to reconnect with them is up to the young woman.

Kamiyah's biological father and grandmother, Craig and Velma Aiken, have spoken to her on FaceTime, as did Kamiyah's mother Shanara, who has since had three more children.

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